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Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Posted on: November 11, 2011 10:19 pm
Edited on: November 12, 2011 9:13 am
 
Marlins new uniforms

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Every step of the way it looked like the Marlins were poised to make some disastrous choices leading up to their announcement of new uniforms to coincide with the name change from Florida to Miami.

First it was the logo -- and that wasn't too good.

Then the hat -- another strike.

But you know what? Like David Freese, the Marlins delivered with two strikes. The final uniform is, dare I say, much better than the sum of its parts and actually, well, good.

No, it's not traditional and it's not the Yankees, Red Sox or Dodgers -- but it's not boring (looking at you Padres) or monumentally ugly (like the Mo Vaughn-era Angels or the original Rays). Nope, they're different and good -- or at least some of them are.

The actual colors are red-orange, blue and yellow.

The red-orange piping on the all white home set works well, actually giving a nice change of pace from the usual or even the overdone pinstripes. The plain gray road uni does seem to have something missing, which oddly, may be a splash of color.

I'm still not sure how the hat works on its own, or as a fan's symbol of his support. But in the context of the uniform, the black hat is fine. The team appeared to stick to just one hat -- the solid black number we'd seen before was used with all combinations of the uniform during Friday's unveiling. Some "leaked" mock-ups of the team's uniforms show all sorts of color combinations, but the black lid was worn with all the team's color combos. However, the MLB.com store has this red-orange hat for sale and it's labeled as the road cap (and may help the road grays break their gray-ness):

Marlins new hat

One thing that is odd, is that the word "Miami" is on both the home and road uniforms. Usually the team name is on the home uniform and the city name on the road kit. WIth the change to Miami as the team's primary geographic locator. The red-orange alternate does have "Marlins" across the chest, while the black alternate sticks with "Miami" across the chest. I'm interested to see how often they're used, but I like the red-orange alternates much better than the black ones -- they're different, while just about every team (it seems) has a black jersey. That said, the white trim on the black road jersey looks nice.

Overall, the look fits Miami -- it's a little garish and something you won't find anywhere else, but that's how it should be. It's also not a throwback, which fits in with the futuristic looking ballpark. If the Marlins wore something more traditional while playing in the game's most forward-looking home it would be out of place. What they are wearing, for the most part, looks the part.

Of course, all that said, this monstrosity is still expected to be in center field. 

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Comments

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 12:05 pm
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

I feel so bad for the marlins players that have to wear that clown outfit



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 11:55 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

The players are going to look like a bunch of stage dancers at a Ricky Martin concert




Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 11:51 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

I'm so used to overly masculine, obviously compensating d-bag writers here. It's nice to know they also allow homosexuals to write for CBS.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 11:49 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

totally gay!!!!



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 11:48 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

funny thread.............but with all the criminals in Florida, maybe they got it right???



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 11:35 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

Turrible.  Obnoxious new unis and manager for the most obnoxious of cities.  



Since: May 12, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2011 11:25 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

The jerseys are fine. They just look like a AAA minor league team. Guess it will take some getting used to.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 11:15 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

I think EVERY uniform change is met by a grumble from fans that are used to the way things were. This isn't bad. Why is everyone so shocked at orange? There's an orange on the friggin' license plate of every car in this state. I never liked the old duds. The caps looked like fishing caps you buy at bait-and-tackle shops. The uniforms were merely so-so. This IS better, though it will take time to grow on some obviously.


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Since: Nov 12, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 10:52 am
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Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 10:26 am
 

Marlins unveil new name, logo, colors, uniforms

The fact that people even can what baseball uniforms look like is ridiculously funny

Could you try again, but in English this time?


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